Hotwire Hotel: Aruba Hotwire rates, which hotel? 4/27/13 to 5/1/13

By sls2001,

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I am exicted to find this forum before I do my normal priceline bidding. Hotwire has some good rates and I would like to know if you could help me identify the hotels. This is for 1 room 4/27 to 5/1 for 2 people. The best rates I can find for 4* named hotels are Renaissance $168 and Hyatt $335. So far the Marriott hasn't been available -Saturday night check in?

Rate of $123 must be for Renaissance ? says it is near beach,

Rate of $202 is for a 4.5* and says Golf and Tennis nearby ? Occidental?

Rate of $236 for 4* says it is Condo, 1 bedroom, resort,

Rate of $337 for 4* all inclusive - may be Riu Palace which shows rate of $498 when named? or Occidental Grand which shows a rate of $439 when named. Resort, Free Parkgin, Free Breakfast, Beachfront Property, Casino, Foof and Beverages Included, A la Carte Dining Options, WaterSports/Ocean Activities Included, Evening Entertainment Included, Daily Activities Included, Children's Activity Program, Fitness Center, Pools, Restaurants, Golf Nearby, Spa Services, All Inclusive

I have the other details for the amenities and can include but thought that may not be needed. Please let me know if I should include all of the amenities.

Is there a way to know what or if a resort fee will be charged? All of these properties say that there may be one. Thank you for taking a look at this and I will use your link.

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Welcome to Betterbidding.

For all listings:

If you go back to HOTWIRE and click the red SHOW ME button next to this offer (the one with the price in it), then on the ensuing page click the 'See all' link under the amenities, do you see more than what you've posted above?

If you click to go to the detail page for each listing and then scroll all the way down, you should see an information box ("Know Before You Go") with an *approximate* resort fee.

You can also see the list of HOTWIRE properties that have been reported to the board here: Hotwire Hotel List PR/Caribbean

Thank you for using the board's HOTWIRE or PRICELINE links to start your purchases and searches.

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Does anyone know which property the 4.5 property for Aruba is? It says golf and tennis nearby, resort, free parking, beachfront property, casino, fitness center, pool, restaurans, business center, Hi Speed Internet Access, extra charge may apply, Spa Services, Children's Activity Program, Accessible for the blind, Accessible for the deaf, Accessible path of travel, In-room accessibility, Accessible bathroom, Handicapped parking and Roll-in shower.

Thanks for the quick response. I took one of the properties and found the Know before you go box but did not see anything about resort fee- I then put in payment information and followed it through to last screen which just had this at the bottom "Some hotels may apply additional charges that are not included in your Hotwire rates - such as parking, convention or resort fees. You will be required to pay any such fees directly to the hotel (usually at check-out time). Once you book such a reservation, we recommend contacting your hotel to ask about any additional charges." I guess you just have to wait to find out?

Thank you

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I did the click through just now- and the 4.5* has now been reduced in price to $192 from the $202 yesterday. Do you think it is the Hyatt? Wait a few more days? Thanks.

Amenities are


Resorts offer a complete destination experience. Facilities generally include a spa or fitness center, one or more swimming pools, and superior dining options. Depending on location, recreational activities may include water sports, golf, tennis or skiing. Coastal resorts usually boast ocean views or beachfront access. Note: A resort fee may be charged.

Free Parking

<amenity names only please... not descriptions>

Beachfront Property

Property is located on the beach.


Property offers a full-service casino accessible from the lobby.

Fitness Center

Guests have access to exercise equipment; an additional charge may apply.


Property offers at least one pool area; hours and dates of operation may be seasonal.


Property offers at least one restaurant on the premises; hours and days of operation may vary.

Business Center

Guests have access to business equipment and services; an additional charge may apply.

High-Speed Internet Access

Guestrooms are equipped with high-speed Internet access; an extra charge may apply.

Golf Nearby

Property is located within walking distance or a short drive of at least one golf course; an extra charge typically applies.

Tennis Nearby

Property is located within walking distance or a short drive of at least one tennis court; an extra charge typically applies.

Spa Services

Guests have access to a spa facility or spa services; an extra charge typically applies.

Children's Activity Program

Property offers supervised programs, events or activities for younger guests; an additional charge may apply.

Accessible for the blind

Braille or raised signage

Accessible for the deaf

TTY for telephone, visual or flashing fire alarm and vibrating alarm clock

Accessible path of travel

<amenity names only please... not descriptions>

In-room accessibility

Accessible path from the room entrance to the window, the bed and the bathroom; accessible hardware and minimal resistance to open the door; accessible temperature controls and window coverings

Accessible bathroom

Raised toilet, hand-held shower and grab bars at the tub and toilet

Handicapped parking

<amenity names only please... not descriptions>

Roll-in shower

Bathroom has a roll-in shower

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Please post only the amenity names (and not the descriptions) as you can see how much easier it is to read and helps minimize the chance that we'll miss an amenity when researching your trip.

4.5* Aruba


Free Parking







Hi-Speed Internet




Childrens Activities

Blind Accessible

Deaf Accessible

Travel Accessible

Room Accessible

Bathroom Accessible

Handicapped Parking

Roll-in Shower

My best guess for this property would be the Hyatt.

If you like this property what is it that you wish to accomplish by waiting? Assuming this is the Hyatt, it is $125+ per nite savings from booking direct. While nobody can say if the price will go up or down between now and your purchase/arrival, what if the hotel disappears entirely and is replaced by a property that is not so highly rated or reviewed (this offer has a 4.5/5.0 TA rating) or that you don't care for as much?

Please use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases.

Let us know what you decide and how it goes or if we can be of further help.

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

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Either way you should be able to still view the details of your previous purchase by going to the MY ACCOUNT >> MY TRIPS link near the top right of their home page.


Please remember to follow-up your threads with your results/decisions as you receive them so that the information can best help others in a timely manner.


Please remember to return to BetterBidding and use the PRICELINE and HOTWIRE links on the board to begin your travel purchases... or thru our sister site MAPSandHOTELS.com for your regular rate purchases.

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

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